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Classiest Party Cities in America

The holidays are coming and everyone loves a good cocktail to celebrate in style. With party season almost in full swing, we decided to look at which cities know how to throw the classiest parties by looking at which cities are most likely to have a professional bartender at their event.

Thousands of consumers request a bartender at their parties on Thumbtack every year so we looked at 159 of the largest metro areas across the U.S. and measured the number of requests for bartenders, relative to the population in that area. We then used these numbers to create the Thumbtack Classy Party Index. This index ranges from 0 to 100, with the cities requesting the most bartenders – and therefore throwing the classiest parties – closest to 100.

Here are the cities most likely to throw a classy party in 2015 and their Classy Party Index score.

#2 Portland, Maine Classy Party Index Score: 92

Perhaps not surprisingly, the wine country destination of Santa Rosa/Sonoma was the leader in classy bartender-serviced parties (hello, wine tasting). Portland, Maine was a surprise strong second (although maybe not a surprise to fans of the area’s underappreciated dining and drinking scene) followed by Austin, Texas and Durham, North Carolina.

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